Last month, Vitale announced he had lymphoma and would undergo six months of chemotherapy.
“I can’t believe I’m sitting here. It’s really a big adventure for me.”
In August, Vitale announced that she had undergone several surgeries to get rid of the melanoma. He wrote in October that doctors believe the lymphoma diagnosis is unrelated.
In an essay on ESPN, Vitale wrote that experts tell him he has a cure rate of 90% for his type of lymphoma.
“They say I can continue working so I have to manage my work schedule around my chemo schedule as they will be monitoring my test results along the way,” he wrote.
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is an important part of the immune system. The lymphatic system consists of ducts or ducts throughout the body that contain filters called lymph nodes along the tract. The system consists of a clear fluid with immune-fighting cells such as lymphocytes.
“Dick Vitale is an unparalleled treasure as a broadcaster and as a human being,” ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro said on the announcement of Vitale’s cancer diagnosis. “His love for family and relentless passion for helping those in need, especially children, is what really defines his greatness. He is dear to his ESPN family and has our full support.”
Vitale has been with ESPN since the network’s launch in September 1979. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. ESPN says he has been a color analyst for more than 1,000 games.
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